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Rental Property SH #1 is still undergoing rehab and it looks like we aren’t going to make our schedule of securing a tenant by October 01. As it turns out, we didn’t purchase enough laminate and had to rush order a few more [click to continue…]

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Part 4: Japan Trip Report (August 17-19, 2014)

by FI Fighter on September 23, 2014

in Travel Updates

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This is Part 4 of my Japan Trip report. For more details, please refer to the preceding sections of the  [click to continue…]

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As mentioned in yesterday’s post, my partners and I still haven’t been able to rent out Rental Property SH #1 yet. This past weekend, we decided to take action and invest additional capital towards some light rehab [click to continue…]

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My investment partners and I got the keys on Friday night and wasted little time in getting to work on Rental Property SH #2. Similar to our last side hustle, this Bay Area property was acquired essentially turnkey (rent-ready), and needed [click to continue…]

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It’s been a long, long time since I last posted about purchasing any individual stocks. Last Friday, I joined the legion of masses and got suckered into participating in the heavily hyped Alibaba (BABA) IPO!

Prior to the shares opening up to us small retail investors, I set a limit order of $75/share, and was hoping to purchase 100+ shares. I woke up early Friday morning and tuned into Bloomberg… And for the next few hours, I watched as the hype only seemed to grow and grow. Every five minutes, there was another BREAKING NEWS report about the stock [click to continue…]

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Gotta strike while the iron is hot! Or rather, strike before the revitalized Santa Clara area in the Bay Area becomes completely overpriced and unaffordable!

Today, my investing partners and I closed on our second real estate deal together. This property is a [click to continue…]

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Part 3: Japan Trip Report (August 14-16, 2014)

by FI Fighter on September 17, 2014

in Travel Updates

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This is Part 3 of my Japan Trip report. For more details, please refer to the preceding sections of the  [click to continue…]

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Part 2: Japan Trip Report (August 11-13, 2014)

by FI Fighter on September 15, 2014

in Travel Updates

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This is Part 2 of my Japan Trip report. For more details, please refer to the preceding sections of the [click to continue…]

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Part 1: Japan Trip Report (August 08-10, 2014)

by FI Fighter on September 14, 2014

in Travel Updates

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Prior to this vacation in Japan, I had never before been to Asia. It’s funny, when I look back and think about it… Prior to graduating university in 2007, my high school buddies and I were all planning to make a trip to Japan as a sort of post-graduation celebration for everyone. Unfortunately, the timing just never worked out and we ultimately ended up scraping the [click to continue…]

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August 2014 Cash Flow Statement

by FI Fighter on September 13, 2014

in Cash Flow

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I was of the country for most of August, so this was a really good trial run to see how passive the rental properties really are! Since I was too busy out having fun, I basically entrusted everything to my fabulous tenants in the [click to continue…]

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